Kansas City Royals vs San Diego Padres 5-17-2023

Kansas City Royals vs San Diego Padres 5/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs San Diego Padres 5/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Kansas City Royals are back in California to conclude an inter-League three-game series against the Padres at Petco Park in San Diego, on Wednesday afternoon.


Kansas City improved to 13-31 overall and 7-14 on the road play following the recent road triumph over San Diego but remained stuck in the basement of the AL Central with 11 games behind Minnesota in the first place.


The Royals snapped a four-game losing streak following a 5-4 victory on the road versus the Padres last night.


Kansas City’s right-handed starter Brady Singer (3-4, 7.09 ERA) earned the win after conceding only 2 earned runs and 2 free walks while striking out 3 batters in 6.0 lP.             


Catcher Salvador Perez batted an average of .293 with a team-leading nine home runs, 23 RBIs, and 43 hits leading the Royals in those categories.


First Baseman Vinnie Pasquantino led Kansas City with an on-base percentage at .359 while the Royals recorded a team batting average of .233 and a slugging percentage of .390 for the season.


The Kansas City Royals management did not release yet the name of their starter for the series finale against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. 


The totals went UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 outings while the Royals are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches played.


The Kansas City Royals are 1-5 straight up in their last 6 road games while the totals went OVER in 5 of the Royals’ last 6 contests on the road versus San Diego.  


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Kansas City Royals vs San Diego Padres Predictions 5/17/2023


The San Diego Padres are staying at home and will try to get back on the winning track with a victory against the Kansas City Royals in the series finale on Wednesday.


San Diego dropped to 20-23 overall and 11-12 at home play after losing game 2 of a series at home while taking third place in the NL West with 7.5 contests behind the LA Dodgers in the first place.


The Padres enter this final match of a series after losing eight of the last ten games played including the second installment against the Royals at 4-5 last time out.


Starting Pitcher Seth Lugo (3-3, 4.10 ERA) took the loss for San Diego after giving away 5 earned runs and 2 free bases while striking out 2 hitters in 2.0 innings of work.  


The Padres’ offense was led by Shortstop Xander Bogaerts with a team-high batting average of .268 and 41 hits.


Left Fielder Juan Soto contributed a team-leading seven home runs, 20 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of .405 in leading San Diego in each of the categories.


As a team, the Padres posted a .224 batting average with a slugging percentage of .382 this season.


Right-handed Pitcher Yu Darvish will be on his way to the hill to start for San Diego in the final match of a series versus Kansas City on Wednesday.


The righty thrower is 2-2 on the season with an ERA of 3.16 and retired 47 batters in his starts. 


The totals went UNDER in 11 of the Padres’ last 13 contests while San Diego is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.


The totals went OVER in 7 of the Padres’ last 9 outings played against the KC Royals and also went UNDER in 6 of San Diego’s last 7 home matches.  


Kansas City Royals vs. San Diego Padres. The MLB Pick for this contest is San Diego. The Padres won seven of the last ten games played at home and nine of the last thirteen outings played versus the Royals in their home field.


San Diego also beat Kansas City 11 times in its last 16 overall play. Yu Darvish of the Padres finished two successive solid starts conceding three runs on four hits through 12-2/3 innings. The prediction, San Diego Padres will win 5-1. 


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Kansas City Royals vs San Diego Padres 5/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET


Location: Petco Park in San Diego, California   


Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 




MLB Odds/Point Spread: San Diego Padres -136   


MLB Totals: 7


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